Take back the Arnulfstrasse

Diogo Borges Ferreira
Urban Design


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With the development of a certain area of the city lacking large motor vehicles as an essential premise, the Arnulfstrasse case emerges as a paradigmatic and quite exemplary example of where the exercise itself is reflected in a more comprehensive crack in the city of Munich.
The historical value allied to the cultural and commercial value present along the whole street makes it a very interesting scenario for the abstinence of vehicles and a very significant example from the cultural point of view since it is easy and evident to understand the identification of three very eclectic and paradigmatic areas of the whole city.
In turn, the interpretation of the premise „urbanization the air“ that accompanies the exercise, and to which we should respond not only is approached from a more literal point of view throughout the project but is also metamorphosed and deconstructed until in fact understanding the multiplicity of meanings it retains. However, the pivotal point for the development of all responses has been the awareness of the opportunity of the potentialities that exist on the street level in the absence of cars. The identification of these potentials and their effective transition to the Arnulftrasse case not only resulted in the full awareness of the communicative role that this path has and that is reflected in the present work, as well as in the evident potentials present in the object of the street itself with a multidisciplinary and dynamic space in the action of interrelational development.
Thus, as a response to this exercise, the theme of agriculture/urban gardening emerges as agglomerative processes and dynamic enough to respond in a consolidated and comprehensive way to the program, always having as its main basis the potential of expanding the theme to a more comprehensive point of view of the city – this is very motivated by the essential role in the urban structure already identified before. The agricultural production action arises not only as a sustainable response to the increasingly urgent needs for climate change action, as well as the actions necessary for the rural exodus and all the sustainability to which it is necessary to respond but also as a response to the social dynamics of awareness and social responsibility.
This response necessarily results from the development of this street plan as a common practice plan, taking up its premises after the mechanical invasion of the motor vehicle. Agriculture thus presents itself once again as an educational and identity value capable of satisfying all needs not only social but also those of mobility, sustainability and cooperativity.

Take back the Arnulfstraße
Take back the Arnulfstraße
Take back the Arnulfstraße
Take back the Arnulfstraße
Take back the Arnulfstraße
Take back the Arnulfstraße